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Watford must land this £11.7m-rated South American to replace flop striker Andre Gray

Watford fans in the Transfer Tavern are still annoyed following their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday as the Hornets spurned a number of chances at Wembley.

After sacking Marco Silva earlier in the season and appointing Javi Gracia, the Hertfordshire outfit remain in the relegation dogfight – without a win since the start of March in the Premier League.  However, the Hornets remain six points clear are Southampton with two games remaining, so it would take a miracle to send them down.

They have struggled for goals this season, shows in the fact that their leading scorer is midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure with seven goals. Big money summer signing, Andre Gray, has managed just four league goals following his move from Burnley, despite seeming like a good addition at the time. Indeed, it’s clear a new striker must be a priority in the summer.

The man to solve their problems could be West Brom forward – Salomon Rondon. Reports have suggested the Hornets lead the race for his signature should the Baggies be relegated to the Championship. Their relegation would mean Rondon is available for just £16.5m – months after they rejected a £30m offer from China for the forward.

The Venezuelan forward has netted seven Premier League goals and is valued at £11.7m by Transfermarkt. Alongside the likes of Richarlison, Rondon would thrive at Vicarage Road, helping create a vibrant hub of attackers in the final third thanks to his impressive hold-up ability.

The 28-year-old has his best years ahead of him and would add some much-needed goals to Gracia’s side.

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